First Alert Tuesday: front could fuel afternoon storms


We are in First Alert mode for yet another day as a front brings conditions to the Midlands that could trigger afternoon and evening thunderstorms.

“We could see storms every afternoon into the weekend,” First Alert Meteorologist Von Gaskin said.

A stationary boundary is hanging just to the west of the Midlands with heat and humidity in place today as temperatures reach the upper 80s. There is a chance that the stationary boundary could start a few strong thunderstorms later Tuesday. The greatest threat with any storms that develop will be damaging wind, small hail and heavy rain leading to localized flooding.

The Forecast

Tuesday: First Alert day, partly sunny, warm and humid, 40% chance of late day showers and a few thunderstorms (some with gusty winds and possible hail) highs upper 80s

Wednesday and Thursday: Partly cloudy, 20% chance of isolated afternoon thunderstorms. Highs upper 80s

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